Champion brand (2)
Re: Champion brand
by B3 14 years ago
The following message (subject: Re: Champion brand) was posted by B3, on 6/30/2006 9:42:51 AM:
|The paddle you're looking at is a 2 ply carbon blade paddle OFF- medium 90grams 157.1x151.6x5.7, US cost is about $120, once you add on shipping etc. you'll be in the $150 range. Frankly, I'd look for carbon blades here, Xiom is not well known; comparing the specs for the Xiom to the paddles I know, I'd say the blade is close to the Butterfly Kumpuru, which costs a bit less ($75 here).|
To be blunt, nobody can gauge a blade for you, its a personal thing; the Xiom is probably a quality product, it's just not one I recognise.
Here's my 2 cents:
Find a blade size you like that is not too heavy with a handle style that suits you; if it's too light, you can add weighting tape later. If it matches your playing style, so much the better, but if it doesn't, you can change the characteristics with the rubber you apply.
Best of luck to you.